PEMBROKE PINES

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Stories From Pembroke Pines

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DOING WHAT I LOVE

“My ultimate goal is to become financially stable so I can provide for my family while doing what I love. I am the only person in my family to ever attend a college program and I am trying to prove to my kids and my brothers that anything can be achieved as long as you put your mind to it!”

- Katie C.

Medical Assistant Technician

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THE SKY IS THE LIMIT

“I have been a barber for 31 years and I love my job just as much as the first day I started. I am an artist and making people look and feel good about themselves is very rewarding. The downfall is that if I can't cut hair I have nothing else. In the past 10 years, I have been depressed and anxious. I’ve prayed for new doors to open and opportunities but felt like they were unanswered. That all changed when I met Kaylen at Florida Career College. She took time to listen and understand my situation, the team spent time to help me pick out a new career and showed me so much empathy. I am in control of my life and nothing can stop me, the sky is the limit! If I can do it, anyone can do it, just believe in yourself!”

- Martha H.

Medical Assistant Technician

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HELPING AND SAVING LIVES

“In the next year, I envision myself working in the field I studied for as a medical assistant. Eventually I want to forward my career into a higher profession. I have always wanted to become a doctor but I am taking baby steps to get there. The more you learn, the better in life you are. I just want to help and save lives.”

- Priya S.

Medical Assistant Technician

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MAKING PEOPLE SMILE

“I choose this program because I like helping people. I love the fact that there is a lot of hands on work in the dental program. I know what it's like to not be able to smile because your teeth are not in the best shape. A smile is everything. What's life without a smile?  I love to smile and I love seeing people smile.”

- Ashley M.

Dental Assistant

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PUSHING TO DO BETTER

“I am thankful for my auntie who helped raise me when my mom passed away. My auntie was there when I had no one to talk to, she pushed me to do better, and taught me how to be responsible. When I found out I was living with HIV, I thought my life was over, but my auntie told to let it stop me from following my dreams. If it wasn’t for her pushing me not to give up on my dreams who knows where I would be right now.”

- Christopher C.

Patient Care Technician

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